Türkiye's frozen fruit and vegetable exports amount to $93 million and represent 1.1% of the world's exports.
The United States, which has the highest annual consumption of frozen food at approximately 60kg per person, is where most of our exports are directed to. In addition to the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, and the Netherlands are the countries we export to. Türkiye's largest exports in frozen foods are tomatoes, potatoes, sweet peppers, narrowhead morels, spinach, cherries, strawberries, plums, and apricots. Türkiye is one of the most important countries in the world for spinach production. With an average annual production of 225 thousand tons, it is now the fourth-largest producer in the world. Additionally, Türkiye exports 400 to 500 tons of narrowhead morel, called “karaelmas”, every year during spring. It also exports cork, especially to European countries, resulting in significant foreign currency inflows.